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Section: Purchase of recycled paper, products; review of bid specs

Statute: 13:1E-99.24

16. a. The provisions of P.L.1971, c.257 (C.52:34-21 et seq.) or any rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto to the contrary notwithstanding, the Director of the Division of Purchase and Property in the Department of the Treasury shall, upon consultation with the department, review and modify all bid and product specifications relating to the purchase of recycled paper or recycled paper products so that the specifications do not discriminate against, but encourage the maximum purchase of products made from recycled paper or recycled paper products. Preference shall be given to recycled paper or recycled paper products with the highest percentage of post-consumer waste material. b. The provisions of P.L.1971, c.257 (C.52:34-21 et seq.) or any rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto to the contrary notwithstanding, the Director of the Division of Purchase and Property shall, upon consultation with the department, review and modify all bid and product specifications relating to the purchase of nonpaper finished products or supplies, so that the specifications do not discriminate against, but encourage the maximum purchase of products made from recycled material. Preference shall be given to recycled products with the highest percentage of post-consumer waste material. L.1987,c.102,s.16; amended 1993,c.109,s.2.

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